Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gazing Into My Brystal Call

 I do not see much for Tuesday's elections.  Around here, we have nothing going on in terms of battleground votes.  My Republican Congressman couldn't lose if he was found drunk and naked in the gorilla cage at the zoo.  At least he is not a lawyer.  He was an auctioneer and local radio "personality".  He's not a bad guy other than voting against shutting down the NSA, but I'm voting for whoever the Libertarian is.

I think the Republicans will pick up a few House seats, though I don't see that it will make much difference unless they pick a new speaker.

As far as the Senate races, I am baffled.  Polls are only as good as their selection models.  I suspect there are and more people like me who hang up on survey calls.  I've done it several times over the last month or so.  With the models being so inconsistent, I don't think the polls are reliable.  I tend to think the Republicans get the majority in the Senate, but I would not be shocked if they didn't.  The DNC may be overly optimistic about their net pick-up among governors.  Pennsylvania and Florida are probably Democrat pick-ups, but they could conceivably lose Colorado. 

I trust election results less and less, and, ultimately, I think the results of federal elections matter less and less.  If there is anything good coming out of the election of Obama and the ensuing federal tyranny, it might be that more people have awakened to how dangerous the Beltway Behemoth really is.  I hope so.  I'd hate to think we put up with this idiot and failed to learn a thing. 


  1. I'm now seeing the expected "Gillespie is closinig the gap with Warner" reports now.

    Charlie Brown ain't running at the football this time.

  2. Ed Gillespie is an insider's insider. Other than helping make McConnell Majority Leader, it's hard to see the point. Gillespie is a centrist. I'm not that familiar with Warner, but if it weren't for the party label, I'd probably call both of them "moderates".